These cute Halloween themed totes are so durable and easy to make you just might use them for your grocery shopping all through October.
You can use any color canvas or cotton duck fabric. Make sure your sewing machine is set with a heavy duty denim needle and heavy cotton thread.
For the best bang for your buck, use painter's canvas. You can find it in the paint supply section of your local big box home improvement store.
Place the fusible web, paper side up, onto the felt. Iron on low to melt the adhesive onto the felt. Once it adheres, let it cool slightly, then cut out the forms. Remove the paper backing and lay each form, adhesive side down, onto the right side of one piece of the 15x18 inch canvas. Iron on low to adhere.
If you did not use fusible web, the freezer paper will temporarily stick to the felt when ironed on low. Cut out and remove freezer paper, then hot glue in place on canvas.
Unfold and place one end of the belting onto the folded hem. Make sure the raw edges of the belting sits at the fold. The outside edge of the belting needs to be about 4 inches in from the side of the canvas piece. Repeat on the other side. Take care to not twist the belting. Do this on the other piece of canvas as well.
Sew a box around where the belting attaches to the bag. Then sew an "X" on the middle of the square. This will make sure the handle is on securely. Repeat on the other side and on the other piece of canvas. Once the handles are attached, pin the two sides of the bag with the right sides facing each other and sew a 1/2 inch seam allowance around the sides and bottom of the bag.